... Neither of us was feeling fear when the instruction was given. I regard this as very important in education. Rational apprehension of dangers is necessary ; fear is not. A child cannot apprehend dangers without some element of fear, but this element is very much diminished when it is not present in the instructor. A grown-up person in charge of a child should never feel fear. That is one reason why courage should be cultivated in women just as much as in men.
Source: On Education, especially in early childhood, 1926, by Bertrand Russell
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